Proposed additions to the collection
Many potential candidates for the Early New Zealand Books Collection are not held at the University of Auckland and attempts are being made to locate them in other New Zealand libraries.
A partnership agreement has been signed with Auckland Libraries to include around 60 items from their collections, including missing issues of the Missionary Register. It is hoped to make a similar deal with the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
A start has also been made on including published collections of letters and journals from the period to 1800-1870. Some of these are out of copyright (e.g. the Richmond-Atkinson Papers, the Letters and Journals of Samuel Marsden and Marsden's Lieutenants). With others it has been necessary to obtain permission from editors and their estates (e.g. The Founding of New Zealand: the Journals of Felton Mathew and the Turanga Journals).
The long-term goal is to make the collection as complete as possible as far as published primary sources are concerned.
ePub versions of complete books for online reading on devices can now be downloaded from website chapters.
Auckland Libaries contributions to February, 2014:
1832 - Busby, J. Authentic Information relative to New South Wales and New Zealand
1836 - Report of the Formation and Establishment of the New Zealand Temperance Society
1838 - Beecham, J. Remarks Upon the Latest Official Documents Relating to New Zealand.
1838 - Hinds, Samuel. The latest Official Documents relating to New Zealand
1839 - Walton, John. Twelve Months Residence in New Zealand
1839 - White, William. Important Information Relative to New Zealand
1841 - Bright, John. Handbook for Emigrants and Others
1844 - Colenso, W. Excursion in the Northern Island of New Zealand in the Summer of 1841-42
1845 - Churton, Henry. Letters from Wanganui, New Zealand
1847 - Selwyn, G. England and the New Zealanders, Part I
1852 - Shaw, John. A Tramp to the Diggings [New Zealand sections only]
1852 - Rules and Regulations of the Constabulary Force of New Zealand
1854 - Grey, George. Memorandum upon a Letter addressed by Lord Lyttelton to Sir George Grey
1854 - Malone, R. E. Three Years' Cruise in the Australasian Colonies [NZ sections only]
1854 - Richardson, J. The First Christian Martyr of the New Zealand Church
1854 - Richardson, J. A Summer's Excursion in New Zealand
1855 - Davis, C. O. The Renowned Chief Kawiti and other New Zealand Warriors
1856 - Brown, A. N. Brief Memorials of an Only Son [2nd ed.]
1856 - Busby, James The First Settlers in New Zealand and their Treatment by the Government [2nd ed.]
1857 - Baker, A. New Zealand compared with Great Britain in its Physical and Social Aspects
1858 - Moon, H. An Account of the Wreck of H.M. Sloop "Osprey"
1860 - Bell, F. D. Notes by the Governor on Sir William Martin's Pamphlet entitled The Taranaki Question
1860 - Voices from Auckland, New Zealand
1860 - Weld, F. A. Hints to Intending Sheep-Farmers in New Zealand [New Zealand chapters]
1861 - Bunbury, T. Reminiscences of a Veteran [New Zealand chapters]
1863 - Wakefield, E. J. What will they do in the General Assembly?
1864 - Muter, E. Travels and Adventures of an Officer's Wife in India, China and New Zealand. [NZ Sections only]
Last updated: 05 March, 2014